Apple Cider Vinegar: Not for Teeth


Apple cider vinegar has been all over the news lately — with claimed health benefits ranging from supporting weight loss to lowering blood pressure to improving diabetes. It has also been claimed to whiten teeth. So does it?

We can’t speak to all the claims, but when it comes to teeth, apple cider vinegar is actually a bad idea. According to Dr. Kimberly Johnson, “Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic and can cause severe erosion of enamel –– which leads to weak enamel, sensitivity, and an increased risk of cavities.”

A way around this is to make sure you never drink it straight but rather, dilute it with at least ten parts water. Questions? Give us a call at 949 640 0300, we’re always happy to talk teeth.